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Alfa Romeo 1300 and Other Miracles

(2012)
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Diego is a forty-something car salesman with a talent for telling half-truths. Fausto sells watches over the phone. Claudio manages (barely) his family-owned neighborhood supermarket. The characteristic common to each of these three men is their abject mediocrity. Yet, mediocrity being the mother of outrageous invention, they embark on a project that would be too ambitious in scope for any single one of them, let alone all three together. They decide to flee the city and to open a rustic holiday farmhouse in the Italian countryside outside Naples.

Their misconceived endeavor would have been challenging enough for these three unlikely entrepreneurs, but when a local mobster arrives and demands they pay him protection money things go from bad to worse. Now their ordinary (if wrongheaded) attempt to run a small business in an area that organized crime syndicates consider their own becomes a quixotic act of defiance.

A "miraculous" Italian comedy that will have readers laughing out loud, Alfa Romeo 1300 and Other Miracles marks Fabio Bartolomei's vivid debut.

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Paperback Editions

October 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: Alfa Romeo 1300 and Other Miracles
Author(s): Fabio Bartolomei
ISBN: 1-60945-083-3 / 978-1-60945-083-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Europa Editions
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

November 2012 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Alfa Romeo 1300 and Other Miracles
Author(s): Fabio Bartolomei
Publisher: Europa Editions
Availability: Amazon UK   


October 2012 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Alfa Romeo 1300 and Other Miracles
Author(s): Fabio Bartolomei
Publisher: Europa Editions
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   



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